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[Portuguese, from cuspir, to spit, from Latin cōnspuere, to spit upon : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + spuere, to spit.]
another word (esp US) for spittoon
[C18: from Portuguese, from cuspir to spit, from Latin conspuere, from spuere to spit]
a large bowl, often of metal, serving as a receptacle for spit, esp. from chewing tobacco.
[1770–80; < Portuguese: literally, spitter =cusp(ir) to spit « Latin conspuere to cover with spit]
A receptacle for spit, usually from either snuff dipping or tobacco chewing. Generally considered the same as a Spittoon, although spittoons tended to be shorter than cuspidors.